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Florence is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She primarily covers Android and its various forks. She's written about a variety of other tech-related things for Ars Technica, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, PCGamer, PCWorld, and Nintendo Power. She loves yoga and traveling, collects cameras and Russian dolls, and considers herself an amateur photographer and crafter.

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Google updates more Android apps with Material Design, just in time for Lollipop's debut

Google Play Games and Google Wallet are among the culprits, though Google Docs and Google Camera also received minor updates.

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Android Lollipop's new security features will help protect users, but only if they use them

We talked to an expert about whether the new version of Android will help squash the operating system's unsavory reputation.

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HTC discusses the Nexus 9, its insides and outsides, and why it costs so much

Chad Dial, HTC's executive director of emerging devices, lays it down for us in a one-on-one interview.

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Android devs: Google urges you (once again) to suit up apps for Material Design

Googles published a hearty list of last-minute guidelines, just as a reminder of what its new interface aesthetic stands for.

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Microsoft opens up Office 365 APIs to other platforms, including Android

The most exciting part of this news: IFTTT recipes that are coming with it.

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Cyanogen joins forces with Nextbit to improve synchronization between Android devices

It’s called Baton, and it's the first of many features Cyanogen is exploring to entice users toward its forked version of Android.

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Google makes a strategic move, crowns Sundar Pichai as head of product at Google

The move adds credence to Android's new motto: "Be together. Not the same."

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Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over

It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

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Why Google made such a big-ass phone with the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is the right size, the right price, and the right move for the Android platform.

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Google Play Games' new nearby multiplayer capabilities make it easier to play with pals

The new Google Play Games lets players challenge one another if they're in the same room.

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Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung finally listens to its fans, and it pays off

With the Note 4, it feels like Samsung took every little comment stuffed into its cobweb-covered suggestion box and actually listened to what its users want.

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HTC says it isn't becoming a camera company, but 'companion devices' are key to its mobile future

In a one-on-one Greenbot interview, HTC's VP of Product Planning tells us "50 percent smartphones and 50 percent other connected devices" might be in the roadmap.

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Sony’s PS4 game streaming Xperia Z3v lands on Verizon Oct. 23 for $199 on contract

The company finally announces a flagship for a carrier other than T-Mobile.

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Android Influencer: Christophe Daligault on FireChat and the 'new Internet'

The brains behind FireChat talks about how hard he's trying "not to f*** this up."

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Hands-on with the HTC RE camera and Desire Eye phone

These aren't Android devices—they're camera devices.